David Wilkin 

Key experience David brings to The Group in New Zealand is the guidance he gave for the structure, content and submission of the UK 5-case-model Business Cases, which has been adopted by the New Zealand Treasury as the Better Business Cases (BBC), and the establishment of the Strategic Assessment of major Programmes of Change for the Australian Government in 2010.

David has completed over 150 Gateway Reviews, many as a Review Team Leader, for the UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and the New Zealand State Services Commission (SSC) Gateway; he has played an active part in promoting strong Assurance. He is retained as a ‘Critical Friend’ advisor to the directorates of organisations in the Policing and Intelligence sectors. He is also a Information Assurance Assessor for CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.

David was instrumental in establishing the syllabus for PMO qualifications and subsequently established himself as a Management Consultant offering Professional Strategic and Programme Assurance services and training. He is co-author of a book on Programme Management Centres of Excellence.

David’s qualifications include BEng(Hons), MBA, CEng, MIET, MAPM (CPM), CITP, MBCS. He maintains a Top Secret Security (TSV) clearance.

Elizabeth Valentine

Elizabeth is an experienced and successful Chief Executive and business consultant with broad experience across the public and private sectors including at Board level. She brings to The Group significant experience in transforming poor performing businesses, departments and organisations. Her specialist skills are in organisational performance systems and practices and in the people and processs aspects of mergers and large scale change management projects involving restructures and major systems implementation.

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world’s leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft and the only Swiss company to develop, build and sell aircraft and training systems on every continent. Pilatus has unique expertise in the development, manufacture, delivery modification and support of advanced training aircraft and ground based training systems worldwide. They have selected the Davies Howard Group to represent them in New Zealand and to provide in country support services for any New Zealand aircraft acquisition programme.


Marops Ltd

Marops is a wholly New Zealand owned ISO 9001 certified technology company specialising in interactive 2D and 3D graphics, training and technical projects. Marops has experience in a range of industries; successfully delivering training programmes and technologically complex projects to the defence, aviation, rail, electricity and gas sectors. The Group provide international marketing advice for defence technology products.

Peet Aviation Ltd

Peet Aviation provide clients with superior all-round outcomes to prepare them to be successful corporate world citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn enthusiastically throughout the working life in the aviation industry.

The Davies Howard Group work in an associate capacity to provide clients in Australasia and the Asia Pacific region help to identify specific requirements and develop solutions that fit with unique political, financial and operational environments.

Investment Logic Maps – Clients

Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) and Service Logic & Investment Prioritisation (SLIP) clients include:

Ministry of Economic Development

Aurecon Group Ltd

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA)

Ministry of Economic Development

Ministry of Social Development

Parliamentary Services

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Culture & Heritage

The Ministry of Justice

Department of Corrections

National Library

Archives New Zealand

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

New Zealand Defence Force

Royal New Zealand Air Force

New Zealand Customs

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